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  • More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
    Reuters

    More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    By Iona Serrapica and Miran Jelenek AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town estimated that

  • Iran arrests nuclear negotiator suspected of spying
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    Iran arrests nuclear negotiator suspected of spying

    Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail but is still under investigation, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said at a weekly

  • Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud
    Reuters

    Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud

    By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo and his chief rival Jean Ping both said on Sunday they were set to win a presidential election that has proved to be the most serious challenge yet to the Bongo family's half-century rule in the tiny

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is bad behavior on the rise in America’s national parks?

    The national parks may be getting older, but their visitors do not appear to be getting any wiser. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, parks around the country are struggling with how to curb vandalism, theft of resources, and other risky, rule-breaking behaviors. The rise

  • Christian Science Monitor

    For-profit college banned from taking students with federal aid

    ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit chain of colleges with more 40,000 students, was dealt a severe blow from the US government on Thursday. Officials from the US Department of Education announced that the vocational institute could no longer enroll students that had access to federal financial aid

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Injured by humans, a bionic toucan joins the fight against animal cruelty

    When animal rescuers found Grecia, a gravely injured Costa Rican toucan, they feared the worst. Grecia’s upper beak had been beaten clean off. Now, Grecia has become the face of a new legislative push to offer new protections for wild animals and harsher punishments for their abusers.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Web divided over Kaepernick: a reflection of a divided America?

    Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the US national anthem in a National Football League (NFL) pre-season game Friday to protest racial injustice has the web divided. Teammates, league officials, and some columnists praised the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s courage. Sports columnist Ian

  • Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga
    Associated Press

    Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season.

  • Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
    Associated Press

    Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

  • Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire
    AFP

    Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire

    A historic midnight ceasefire on Sunday is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Hundreds of thousands of Colombians have died since 1964 as rebel armies and gangs battled in the jungles in what is considered Latin America

  • Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in
    AFP

    Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

    Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit the quake-hit villages of central Italy, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching. Speaking to worshippers in St Peter's Square in Rome, Francis said he wanted to visit those hit by Wednesday's deadly

  • Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay
    AFP

    Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay

    A former prisoner at the US Guantanamo Bay military center being held by Venezuela after going missing from Uruguay will be returned there Sunday, a key mediator said. Jihad Diyab -- a 45-year-old Syrian who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan

  • Antonio in Allardyce's first England squad
    AFP

    Antonio in Allardyce's first England squad

    Sam Allardyce marked his first squad announcement as England manager on Sunday by including uncapped West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio in a 23-man party for next week's World Cup qualifier in Slovakia. Antonio was included on the same day he scored for the Hammers in their 3-1 loss away

  • Gabon opposition chief claims election victory
    AFP

    Gabon opposition chief claims election victory

    Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping claimed Sunday he had been elected president, prompting incumbent Ali Bongo to say that he will wait for official results to be released. The official tally of votes will not be published until Tuesday and some voters voiced fears of a repeat of the violence

  • Associated Press

    Pieters eyes Ryder Cup place after win in Denmark

    FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Thomas Pieters improved his chances of earning a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup by winning the Made in Denmark tournament on Sunday to claim his third European title.

  • Stokes eager to bowl against Pakistan
    AFP

    Stokes eager to bowl against Pakistan

    Ben Stokes is looking forward to giving England an extra bowling option as they go in search of a one-day international series-clinching win against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. England will head to Nottingham 2-0 up with three to play after convincing wins at Southampton and Lord's. All-rounder

  • Associated Press

    Leipzig signs highly-rated Scotland midfielder Oliver Burke

    BERLIN (AP) — Promoted Bundesliga side Leipzig signed highly-rated Scotland winger Oliver Burke from Nottingham Forrest on Sunday.

  • Dozens arrested, hurt at London's Notting Hill Carnival
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    Dozens arrested, hurt at London's Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON (AP) — London's Notting Hill Carnival has gotten off to its typically raucous and trouble-prone start with dozens of arrests and scores of injuries.

  • Germany, Paris, Warsaw call for closer ties post-Brexit
    AFP

    Germany, Paris, Warsaw call for closer ties post-Brexit

    The German, French and Polish foreign ministers vowed Sunday to increase ties between their countries when Britain leaves the EU to secure a safer and more effective union. "Confronted by unparallelled challenges in Europe... (we must) intensify cooperation and create a new drive," Frank-Walter

  • Yemen govt cautiously welcomes US peace plan
    AFP

    Yemen govt cautiously welcomes US peace plan

    Yemen's exiled government has said it welcomes in principle a US-backed plan to resume peace talks with Iran-backed rebels on the basis of forming a unity government. In Sanaa, the rebels said they had discussed the establishment of a government, and said they would respond "positively"

  • Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad
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    Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

    LONDON (AP) — Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team's disappointing European Championship campaign.

  • Libyan forces push into last IS-held areas of Sirte
    AFP

    Libyan forces push into last IS-held areas of Sirte

    Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold. The battle for the hometown of Libya's slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi was launched more than three months ago by

  • City beats West Ham 3-1 to keep pace with United, Chelsea
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    City beats West Ham 3-1 to keep pace with United, Chelsea

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City kept pace with likely title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea by beating West Ham 3-1 on Sunday for a third straight victory in the early stages of the English Premier League season.

  • Loye says terror fears saw him quit Bangladesh role
    AFP

    Loye says terror fears saw him quit Bangladesh role

    Former England batsman Mal Loye expects the current team's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead despite security concerns even though he quit a coaching position in the country because of terrorism fears. Loye, now 43, was appointed high performance head coach by the Bangladesh Cricket Board in May 2015

  • Associated Press

    Wlodarczyk throws 82.98 meters, breaks own hammer record

    WARSAW (AP) — World and Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland broke her own hammer world record with a throw of 82.98 meters on Sunday.